Disc Makers Blog manager, Andre Calilhanna, sat down for a Zoom interview with Ariel Hyatt, founder of Cyber PR and author of the new book, The Ultimate Guide To Music Publicity. Read the post.
Musician, author, educator, and music industry consultant Bobby Borg gives advice about what to include in your band bio and how to make it work for your website, press materials, and Instagram. Read the post.
Writing about yourself and your music can be more difficult than you’d think. These pointers will get you on track to craft the words that match your music. Read the post.
Publicity doesn’t “just happen” when you just release your music or do something newsworthy. Most stories in the media are promoted through publicity strategies done behind the scenes. Read the post.
There’s a universe of streaming music stations to explore where you can get your music played to grow your fanbase and get coverage of you and your music. Read the post.
Your band bio can compel the press/media to write about you, bookers to contact you to play live, and potential fans to check out your music. But one size does not fit all, so you’ll need three versions. Read the post.
Here are 12 music PR tips to help you stimulate publicity, better communicate, and build good public relations with local press and your fans. Read More.
Great music photography is essential for your press kit and promotional efforts, but having your artist photos at your fingertips and ready to go might help get you promo opportunities you weren’t expecting. Read more.
One way to expand your audience is to serve as an opening act for a better-known artist on multiple tour dates or one local show. Sometimes you can get lucky and be in the right place at the right time, but if you’re more interested in strategy than chance, here are three suggestions to help you land some of these choice performance slots. Read more.
Beyond songwriting, the fact is visuals really matter, so press photos and all your visual material shouldn’t be an afterthought. Enticing photos, videos, album art, and graphic design will go a long way toward getting attention and will help to establish your brand and get people to pay attention and listen to your music. Read more.
A band press kit is an encapsulation of who you are as an artist. These days, of course, there are multiple options for your press kit, including venues to host an Electronic Press Kit. Not to mention that your website is really a press package with an endless bottom which you can fill with your most current content. Read more.
Most bands do a traditional media campaign (newspapers, magazines, radio), as well as a new media campaign (podcasts, music blogs, MP3s). Music publicity is not just compiling lists and following steps mechanically, it should be fun and is a chance to channel the same creativity you put into your music to build a buzz. Read more.
Music photography is just another way to help you communicate with the world. When your music photos support your lyrics, music, website, tweets, emails, or releases to complete who you are and help convey your message as an artist AND your artist brand, then they are doing their job! Follow these few guidelines to get your next photo shoot to be a true snapshot of you. Read more.
A well-crafted artist bio is a necessary part of your press kit and can increase the chances of your music getting heard by music journalists and visitors to your website. Updated November 2016. Read more.
Your headshot is the first impression many new fans and the press will get of you. If the headshot just totally sucks or doesn’t successfully convey your brand, you lose out on so many opportunities right from the beginning. And when you’re trying to make your way in this industry, you simply can’t afford to miss even one opportunity. Having your photo taken can be stressful – I know how that goes – but if you follow some of these simple tips (as well as be flat-out determined that you won’t rest until it’s right), you’re bound to end up happy with the end result. Read more.